Restore VPS backup to a new VPS

asked Apr 14, 2012 in VPS Hosting by dolphin111 (320 points)
Hi all

I have and old VPS and  I just got a new VPS.

Now, I need to restore my old VPS to the new VPS that I just got. I used solusVM for backing up my old VPS and it’s now placed in
and I already have cPanel installed on my new VPS. The question is how can I restore my old VPS to my new one? Can anyone tell me how to do it?

appreciate your support

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answered Apr 14, 2012 by RalphK (5,800 points)
hi there,

ok, this should work because I've done it a couple of times and it never failed.

boot a vps with the same os and rsync the following directories back as root:


then reboot.
don't just rsync / because you should not mess with the /dev and /proc directories etc.
for  example a  restore command for your /home directory would be
rsync -avp --progress --delete --numeric-ids /vpsbackup/home/
(assuming  your backup is in /vpsbackup)